Tell It Like It Is: Female Authors on the Pain of Motherhood

Motherhood. The word sails through my mind at random yet with increasing persistence. Maybe because I’m getting closer to that age. Maybe because it’s around me more. Maybe because this is how it happens. A word enters the brain, slowly, over time, becoming a thought, that thought then nestling into the body, unconsciously or consciously […]

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What Your Restlessness Is Trying To Tell You

Last week I noticed a new thing that’s been happening to me. I’m not sure when it started (a year ago? Six months ago? Twelve years ago?) but last week I officially NOTED it. It’s not depression. More like emotional combustion. Like rage and sadness and disappointment and anxiety merged into one. A tension created […]

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A Psychological Trick That Keeps You From Worrying

Worrying is an active pastime of mine. One of my favorite hobbies is to go through all the possibilities of things that could go wrong, things that have gone wrong, and embarrassing things I’ve done. I know it’s creating stress – I can actually see new lines forming on my forehead. But I just can’t […]

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The True Mirror: Can You Handle It?

The True Mirror is the world’s first seamless, non-reversing mirror. Invented by John and Catherine Walters, they discovered that if you take two mirrors and you put them together at right angles and take away the seam, the images bounce off each other and for the first time you see your true reflection; you see […]

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How You Handle Stress According To Your Personality Type

How do you respond to stress? What’s your mode of response? Do you lash out? Do you withdrawal? Do you latch onto people? If you find yourself responding in the same toxic way every time, it means you’re living through the ego, and by understanding your own personality type, you can correct your responses to […]

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Imposter Syndrome May Be The Root of Your Anxiety

One of my favorite literary concepts is “Kill Your Darlings”. I discovered it after attending a ‘Kill Your Darlings” party in Bushwick — an open mic in which writers read aloud their favorites lines or passages they had to kill for the greater good of their story. William Faulkner coined the phrase when he said, […]

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What Ego State Are You Living In?

This week was a good one for me. I had a few days off work. Cleaned my apartment. And lashed out at not one, but two people. Go me! As some of you know I’m “planning” my wedding. My fiancé has created a website. I could care less about the website, I care more about getting […]

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